1) The Yankees' power surge continued, with Stanton's three-run shot in the third inning the biggest blow. Higashioka's solo homer in the fourth was the third long ball and third hit of his Major League career. Judge's home run to right padded the Yankees' lead in the seventh. New York has now hit a staggering 22 home runs in its last 10 games.
2) Sabathia earned the win after another solid outing. The veteran left-hander allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out five. Sabathia now has a 2.09 ERA in his last six starts.
3) The bullpen set down the Braves with little trouble, with Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Jonathan Holder each firing a scoreless inning in relief of Sabathia.
4) The win sealed the series victory for the Yankees, who also concluded their final homestand before the All-Star Break.